This week on Fortune’s Wheelhouse, we face a steady wind: the Prince or Knight of Swords. The airy part of air, he rushes through his encounters with an unflagging force. He fights for his ideals, but also just for fighting's sake. Associated with the first two decans of Aquarius and the last of Capricorn, our Prince is a revolutionary - a master at navigating his way from defeat, and impatient with the powers that be. "I know!" he cries. Been there, done that!
In our conversation, we talk about Saturn's airy rulership of Aquarius, the structures of society and the rules of time. We consider Saturn as the Creator and Destroyer, the sword and sickle, the dying god archetype, Galahad's pure heart, the monkey mind, futility of thinking about thinking, the secret crown, invoking and banishing pentagrams, the winged mini-Princes pulling the chariot, the , Green Man, hexagram 57 (xùn) proceeding humbly, snakes, the Fool, and the Star, the geomantic figure Tristitia (and its opposition to Laetitia), and the one hand ungloved for dexterity, the other gloved for protection - having it both ways.
For this week's episode, we're talking about the Knight or Prince of Swords, air of air, He's associated with the sign of Aquarius, which is ruled by Saturn. So this week's prize will be a print of any one of the major arcana associated with this court card: The World, for Saturn; The Star, for Saturn-ruled Aquarius; the Devil, for Saturn-ruled Capricorn, or The Fool, for elemental air. And because air expands, it'll be a big print - matted to 16x20 or 11x14, your choice. You can sign up as a patron and find out more about the drawing here.